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6.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a party may be represented by any person appointed by the party.
(2) The following may not act as a representative—
(a)any person who is detained or is liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983(1);
(b)any person serving a sentence of imprisonment;
(c)any person who is on licence having been released from a sentence of imprisonment; or
(d)any person with a conviction for an offence which remains unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974(2).
(3) Within 5 weeks of a case being referred to the Board, a party shall notify the Board and the other party of the name, address and occupation of any person appointed to act as their representative.
(4) Where a prisoner does not appoint a person to act as their representative, the Board may, with the prisoner’s agreement, appoint a person to do so.
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